I AM JOSEPH

I am Joseph

I am Joseph, carpenter,

Of David’s kingly line,

I wanted an heir; discovered

My wife’s son wasn’t mine.

 

I am an obstinate lover,

Loved Mary for better or worse.

Wouldn’t stop loving when I found

Someone Else came first.

 

Mine was the likeness I hoped for

When the first-born man-child came.

But nothing of him was me.  I couldn’t

Even choose his name.

 

I am Joseph, who wanted

To teach my own boy how to live.

My lesson for my foster son:

Endure. Love. Give.

U. A. Fanthorpe “Christmas Poems”: Enitharmon press

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